Questions surround NY bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami’s manifesto praising known CIA-asset Anwar al-Awlaki as well as numerous visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A manifesto found on Rahami made mention of the Boston Marathon Bombing, as well as Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in Yemen.
al-Awlaki, a known CIA and FBI asset who dined at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11, directly inspired the Chattanooga shooter, the Ft. Hood shooter, the underwear bomber and the Charlie Hebdo terrorists.
“American-born cleric al-Awlaki’s role as a key figure in almost every recent terror plot targeting the United States and Canada, coupled with his visit to the Pentagon, only confirms our long stated position that al-Awlaki is a chief terrorist patsy-handler for the CIA – he is the federal government’s premier false flag agent,” wrote Paul Joseph Watson.
Rahami’s high school girlfriend, with whom he has a child, expressed surprise over his involvement in the bombings, despite prior comments denouncing American culture and homosexuality.
“I never thought he would do something like this. I think he was brainwashed,” said the woman, identified only as Maria.
A U.S. official said Rahami made at least three months-long trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2014. During one trip to Pakistan in 2011, Rahami reportedly visited Quetta, a hotbed of Taliban activity.
One of his friends noted that, upon returning from one of the trips, Rahami sported a beard and traditional Muslim robes; he reportedly began praying regularly in the back of his family’s fried chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
“It’s like he was a completely different person,” said Flee Jones, a childhood friend of Rahami. “He got serious and completely closed off.”
Rahami met his wife in Pakistan, and procured a visa for her to come to the United States in 2012. Law enforcement officials are now looking to speak to the wife, who seemingly fled the United States to Pakistan, via the United Arab Emirates, just a few days before the attacks.